This is how it is done: Italy to fine NGOs who transfer migrants at sea to Italy.

This is how it is done:  Italy to fine NGOs who transfer migrants at sea to Italy.

This is how it is done: Italy to fine NGOs who transfer migrants at sea to Italy.

One should not be misled by the UN. Italy is not fining anyone for “rescuing” migrants, but for transporting them to Italy. Rescuing may be an international obligation…but granting entry is not.

The Italian coastguard estimates that NGOs have transported 30,000 migrants PER YEAR to Italy since 2014.

– A decree adopted by the Italian government on Tuesday would force non-governmental organizations to pay between €10,000 and €50,000 ($11,327 – $56,638) for transporting rescued migrants to Italian ports.

Rescuers who repeatedly dock without authorization risk having their vessel permanently impounded. The fines would be payable by the captain, the operator and the owner of the rescue ship.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.dw.com/en/italy-to-fine-ngos-who-rescue-migrants-at-sea/a-49143481